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Olympic Short-Track Men's, Women's Speedskating 2014: Live 1000m, 1500m Results

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15:  Victor An of Russia celebrates after winning the gold medal during the Men's 1000 m Final Short Track Speed Skating on day 8 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2014

The name on the back of his uniform may be different, but when it comes to the Olympics, Victor An is still golden.

An, who was a highly-decorated Olympian for his native Korea, captured Russia's first gold medal in speedskating on Saturday afternoon, winning the men's 1,000-meter short-track race. 

It was his fourth Olympic gold overall—three came with Korea in 2006—and his second medal of these Games.

He was joined on the podium by Russia's Vladimir Grigorev with silver and the Netherlands' Sjinkie Knegt with bronze. 

Neither American J.R. Celski or Canadian Charles Hamelin factored into the finals. Both fell and were eliminated during their qualifying heats.

Earlier in the day, China's Zhou Yang successfully defended her title from Vancouver, winning her second consecutive gold medal in the women's 1,500 meters.

As expected, she was joined on the podium by Korea's Shim Suk-Hee with silver and Italy's Arianna Fontana with bronze.

Emily Scott, the lone American to advance to a final on Saturday, finished a surprising fifth.

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